A Passage Through Time

The view down this narrow thoroughfare (Vicar Lane) leads inevitably to the imposing presence of Howden Minster in the background which, combined with the ornate vine scroll doorway on the right, makes for a useful point of reference when comparing the archive image from 1920 with the present-day scene.

It’s thought that this was once part of a large early medieval market place, on which temporary stalls have since been replaced by permanent shop premises.